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House Freedom Caucus and GOP establishment in Obamacare smackdown

For several years now under the feckless leadership of Mitch McConnell, the GOP promise to repeal Obamacare “root and branch” has proven to be nothing more than another election year lie designed to trick Conservatives into voting for Republicans. One…

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Democrats overplay CBO report

It’s apparent that Democrats are overplaying the CBO’s report on repealing the ACA. It’s apparent after reading this Washington Post article. That’s apparent based on the opening paragraph of their article, which says “At least 18 million people would lose health insurance in the first year if Republicans move ahead with plans to repeal major portions […]

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Pro-ACA propaganda spreading

This article parrots Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s talking point that high risk pools “are prohibitively expensive.” Bob Bryan wrote that “Ryan said Republicans planned to replace Obamacare with high-risk pools, which had been used by states before the ACA was passed, so that Jeans and others could continue to get coverage. Health-policy experts have been wary […]

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CNN hosts Paul Ryan’s town hall

One of the major highlights of CNN’s townhall meeting with Speaker Ryan at George Washington University came during the question of the night. That’s when Speaker Ryan announced that the House would repeal the ACA and pass the Republican replacement “at the same time, and in some cases in the same bill.” Speaker Ryan continued, […]

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GOP kneels to Trumpism and keeps most of Obamacare

In my commentary yesterday I referenced a piece by Steve Deace at Conservative Review, and I quoted the talk radio host about how, in post-conservative America, we would see “everyone of our conservative heroes … bow the knee to Trumpism,…

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Concerns about the”Border Adjustable” Tax Plan from the House GOP, Part II

I wrote yesterday to praise the Better Way tax plan put forth by House Republicans, but I added a very important caveat: The “destination-based” nature of the revised corporate income tax could be a poison pill for reform. I listed five concerns about a so-called destination-based cash flow tax (DBCFT), most notably my concerns that […]

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The reason GOP attempted to kill Office of Congressional Ethics

With the holidays behind them and a GOP-controlled federal government ahead, Congress returned to work yesterday to tackle the nation’s top priorities. First on their list, essentially eliminating the independent Office of Congressional Ethics. Sarcasm aside, I use the word…

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Concerns about the”Border Adjustable” Tax Plan from the House GOP, Part I

The Republicans in the House of Representatives, led by Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady and Speaker Paul Ryan, have proposed a “Better Way” tax plan that has many very desirable features. Death tax repeal Depreciation replaced with expensing Corporate tax rate dropped to 20 percent No deduction for state and local taxes And there […]

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Red Wisconsin — Is Minnesota next?

Salena Zito’s article about Wisconsin becoming a red state is must reading for Minnesota conservatives. That’s because it provides the blueprint for turning Minnesota red. Salena’s article starts by saying “Eight years ago, Wisconsin Democrats were in the catbird seat; they held the Governor’s office, the majority in both chambers of the state legislature, two […]

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GOP Congress OKs electronic tracking of disabled by DOJ

Following a runoff election in Louisiana this past weekend, the GOP secured the last open seat in the US Senate, giving Mitch McConnell a 52-48 Republican majority. Contrary to claims that say otherwise, this “victory” was actually a loss, as…

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Examining Trump’s Carrier deal

This article about President-Elect Trump’s deal with Carrier includes the obligatory ‘this sets a dangerous precedent’ quote. In this article, Steve Weitzner of Silverlode Consulting is quoted as saying “It’s a potentially dangerous policy where you reward a company that threatens to leave. It’s a dangerous precedent. Why wouldn’t every other company make the exact […]

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Republicans are the epitome of Einstein’s definition of insanity

There’s an old axiom often attributed to Albert Einstein about the definition of insanity, which you’ve probably heard before, and it goes like this: “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” While the tongue-in-cheek definition…

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Trump and GOP establishment betrayal has officially begun

Last week, I wrote about how GOP-controlled Washington, from Donald Trump to Congress, needed to “put up or shut up” concerning their campaign promises. Unfortunately, even before Trump is sworn-in, it appears that Trump, McConnell and Company are preparing to…

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Ezekiel Emanuel fights for Obamacare

Thursday night, Megyn Kelly interviewed Ezekiel Emanuel, whom she called “the architect of Obamacare.” Dr. Emanuel told several untruths, starting with his saying that “The Republicans keep talking about ‘repeal and replace’ but they’ve never given a credible bill that gets everyone insurance, including people who have pre-existing conditions at an affordable price.” Based on […]

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GOP-controlled Washington needs to put up or shut up!

Donald Trump surprised the world by exceeding the expectations of the experts and winning the race to become America’s 45th president. Surprisingly, he wasn’t the only one. The GOP kept its majority in the Senate and the House of Representatives. There’s no excuse for not getting things done now!

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Forget Trump or Hillary and vote down-ballot!

From the early days of the current election cycle, we’ve known that there was a very high probability that Trump would lose the election to Hillary Clinton, as current polling and early voting now indicate. Unfortunately, another high probability under…

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Judge dismisses anti-gun lawsuit but the war on our rights continues

On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children between the ages of six-years-old and seven-years-old along with six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Prior to the school shootings, Lanza had also murdered his mother.…

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Trump war on GOP guarantees Democrat sweep in November

Throughout the presidential campaign, supporters of Donald Trump have argued that anyone who doesn’t vote for him is voting for Hillary. Besides the obvious error of calling the election a binary choice, Trump’s supporters have actually provided a few reasons…

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Did Trump just “pivot” on illegal immigration?

From the very beginning of his campaign for president, Donald Trump made illegal immigration his number one issue. He promised to build wall, and he caused quite a controversy last year when he pledged to create a “deportation force” designed…

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Will the Nehlen-Ryan Primary in Wisconsin be a Referendum for Donald Trump?

It would not be an understatement to say that Paul Ryan is not well-liked among Republican conservatives. Even #NeverTrumpsters are having existential pangs wanting so …

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